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Brazilian Bossa Nova Hit “The Girl From Ipanema” was First Heard in 1962

Today in Latin American history, the Brazilian bossa nova hit "The Girl From Ipanema" was first heard in 1962. The song was composed for a musical comedy titled Dirigível (Blimp), then a work-in-progress of Vinícius de Moraes. The original title was "Menina que Passa" ("The Girl Who Passes By"); the famous first verse was different. continue reading »

Brazilian Bossa Nova Singer Astrud Gilberto was Born in 1940

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto who is best known for her bossa nova style was born in 1940. The success of Gilberto’s vocal work on the song “The Girl From Ipanema” quickly turned her into a jazz star, and soon she started recording solo. continue reading »

Brazilian Composer Luiz Bonfá Died in 2001

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá died in 2001. Bonfá was a celebrated Bossa Nova composer who best known for the "Black Orpheus" soundtrack. The film won many film festival awards as well as an Academy Award. The success of the movie promoted Bonfá's music internationally. continue reading »

Grammy’s to Make Special Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote the famous song “Girl From Ipanema” will be awarded a posthumous Grammy for helping share Bossa Nova with the world. continue reading »